How a coal-fired plant makes Germany’s energy transition easier
26 January 2019 | 12:49 pm
A coal-fired power plant in Eastern Germany is making its very own contribution to the country's energy transition toward more renewables. Its BigBattery project will help balance fluctuations in electricity generation.
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The Garzweiler coal mine has been a flashpoint for climate action in Germany after activists occupied the deserted village of Lützerath to block an expansion of the mine.
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